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Hierarchy Isn’t the Problem, Oppression Is!

Hierarchy is falling out of favor like jean shorts and intelligent political discord. I think it’s a scapegoat. Hierarchy doesn’t necessarily stifle innovation and engagement in the Knowledge Economy. What… Get the Rest

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What To Do When Struggling With a Jerk at Work

Unfortunately, many of us will eventually have to work with someone we don’t get along with. Most of us will believe this other person is incompetent (or rude

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How To Assess Your True Corporate Culture

In my last entry, we covered the role of corporate culture in achieving your company’s mission. Ideally, your corporate culture guides people’s behaviors to be consistent with the

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“I’m Not Your HR Person” and Other Things You Want To Say To Your Parents

It's inevitable. Every holiday or family gathering means that at some point, usually within 45 minutes of your arrival, a parent will pull you aside and say, "Can

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The Key Ingredient To A Strong Corporate Culture

Most companies talk a big game about how strong their corporate culture is and how it shapes the employee experience. But culture is a buzzword that means different

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The HR Gateway Drug = Candidate Experience

Today we are gonna stir the pot a little on a topic most HR pros still need a 101 on---it’s called Candidate Experience (CE). My company, Daxko, just

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Mood Rings, Magic 8-Balls & Employee Engagement

I'm a product of the 70s. I had bell bottoms, platform sandals and wore my hair in braids. I also had a mood ring that was a piece of

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Corporate Freudian Psychoanalysis: Is That A Cigar or Are You Just Engaged?

We're going to a weird place today. And I know this is a simplistic analysis but go with it… it’ll be fun! Freud (Sigmund, the psychiatry guy, not the

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If You Never Change Your Mind, You’re Doing It Wrong

Hopefully by now you’ve warmed up to the notion that productive conflict is important to encourage in your teams. To get the most out of their insights and

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We’ll Call You When We Want Pleated Khakis: Workplace Humor from HBO’s Silicon Valley

I absolutely love this time of year. The days are warmer, longer, and my work attire is once again accented with wedges instead of tights. This time of the